It is a truism of social and clinical psychology that norm-violating interpersonal behavior can cause behavioral, psychological, health-related problems for victims. Serious life events caused by other people-violent crime, for example-can of course have long-standing effects, but even less overtly harmful events such as hurt feelings (Leary, Springer, Negel, Ansell, & Evans, 1998), social exclusion (Leary, Cottrell, & Phillips, 2001; Twenge, Catanese, & Baumeister, 2003), and rejection (Nolan, Flynn, & Garber, 2003) can elicit sadness, depression, anger, anxiety, and other negative outcomes. For example, discovering that one's spouse has been sexually unfaithful is associated with a sixfold increase in the likelihood of being diagnosed with a major depressive disorder (Cano & O'Leary, 2000) and being humiliated is associated with a 70% increase in the likelihood of major depressive disorder (Kendler, Hettema, Butera, Gardner, & Prescott, 2003).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory, Research, and Practice|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||0387368981, 9780387368986|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|
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